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Bytedance to set up data center in India to address data privacy concerns

Bytedance on Monday said it has plans to set up a data center in India as part of the $1 billion investment in the…


Tencent to develop new Pokémon game with The Pokémon Company

Screenshot of Tencent's announcement on its official Weibo account on July 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode) Tencent’s…


Tencent wins copyright infringement lawsuit over WeChat stickers

The Beijing Internet Court on July 19 ruled in favor of Tencent in a copyright infringement case that the gaming giant…


Regulator censures 12 more reading apps as content crackdowns accelerate

The National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) has formally reprimanded 12 online reading platforms from…


TikTok faces new round of scrutiny in India with IT ministry's query

Screenshot of TikTok's official website. (Image credit: TikTok) India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT has requested…


Short video platform Kuaishou tests long video feature, intensifying Douyin rivalry

Short video app Kuaishou is testing longer videos on its platform amid a broader push to ramp up user engagement by…


Regulators suspend three reading platforms for lowbrow content

The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) on Tuesday requested regulators, including…


Live-streaming platform Inke acquires social app Jimu for $85 million

Live-streaming platform Inke announced on Sunday that it acquired interest-based social app Jimu for $85 million. Why…


Bytedance’s social app Feiliao removed from Apple’s App Store

Bytedance’s new social app Feiliao, also known as Flipchat, has been removed from Apple’s App Store fewer than two…


Bytedance's total MAU reaches 1.5 billion

Bytedance said on Tuesday that its apps now have 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAU) globally as of end-June, media…